The krona is the official currency of Sweden. The name is derived from the Swedish word krona, which means crown. The official currency symbol: kr. The introduction of the krona started in 1876 when it replaced the riksdaler at par due to the Scandinavian Monetary Union, of which they are part of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. Then in 1914, The Monetary Union was dissolved, and the three states members decided to keep the name on their respective currency. The krona is managed and administered by the Sveriges Riksbank, which is the central bank of Sweden. In 1874, the Riksbank introduced the first notes in denominations of 1 krona and 5, 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 kronor. The 10,000 kronor was introduced between 1939 to 1958. the notes and denominations initially introduced in 1874 were invalidated after 1998. The Riksbank introduced new banknotes series in 2015, in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 kronor.
The 100 kronor note front design features the portrait engraved from a photograph by Clarence Sinclair Bull (US photographer) of Actress Greta Garbo (1905–1990), was a Swedish-American actress who is considered one of the greatest Hollywood film stars of the 1920s and 1930s; and a sketch of filmstrip from the world of cinema with portraits of Greta. The design is completed with a holographic filmstrip, which includes the numerical denominations, the Three Crowns at the lower right corner, the National Emblem of Sweden, and background with circular lines and small drawings that allude to light flashes. The reverse of the note presents the white water lily, which is the provincial flower of Södermanland (the province where Greta Garbo grew up) and the fritillary or snake’s head, which is the local flower of Uppland, on a background with a view of Stockholm (Capital city) in which the Riksdag (parliament building), the Palace, the City Hall, and a picture of Lake Mälaren and Saltsjön, part of the Baltic Sea, are illustrated. The design is completed with a map of Stockholm, including the Södermalm district, and an overlay sketch of the map of Sweden highlighting Stockholm. The lettering of the note is presented in the Swedish language. This note is part of the 2014 – 2016 series, and its color is blue and multicolor.
Text: 100, ETT HUNDRA KRONOR, SVERIGES RIKSBANK, GRETA GARBO, KARIN, NINOTCHKA, MARIE WALEWSKA, ANNA KARENINA, KATRIN, CHRISTINA, MATA HARI, SUSAN LENOX, YVONNE, ANNA CHRISTIE, IRENE, ARDEN STUART, LILLIE, DIANA MERRICK, TANIA, MARIANNE, FELICITAS VON RHADEN, ELENA, LEONORA, ELISABETH DOHNA, ETT HUNDRA KRONOR, 100.